It’s big moment becoming a parent and hopefully a glorious one. But the biggest challenge you will have to face in the city of London is caring for the health of your new-born, especially caring for the health of your child’s teeth. There is no exact science to this and however many books you care to read beforehand is no substitute to the real thing happening before your eyes. But thankfully, you don’t have to go through this on your own, because with the aid of a good pediatric dentist and later on, a regular dentist, you should be able to avoid the minefield of problems that can come with children’s teeth. The first real test is the teething years and you should watch what you feed your child- being careful to feed your child foods that are low in carbohydrates and sugars, because it’s during this time your child’s teeth will be at their most vulnerable to decay; you should also verse yourself in the art of cleaning the teeth. Your second challenge comes when the secondary teeth grow and again the same principle applies although you should also enquire about dental sealants that will protect the teeth from tooth decay. Ensure you keep a close relationship with your dentist during these difficult periods as they will be able to give you the support you need.